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flathead catfish


noun

a yellow and brown catfish, Pylodictus olivaris, common in the central U.S., having a flattened head and a projecting lower jaw.

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Nearby words

flatette, flatfish, flatfoot, flatfooted, flathead, flathead catfish, flatheaded apple tree borer, flatheaded borer, flatiron, flatland, flatlands

Origin of flathead catfish

First recorded in 1940–45
Also called goujon, mudcat, shovelnose catfish, spoonbill catfish.
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